Did you know that nearly 40% of Americans over the age of 65 are living with at least one disability according to the U.S. Census Bureau? Despite this
Home can be a dangerous place to those with difficulty getting around or with little sense of danger. It’s well-known that if you have children you should lock away your cleaning products and put harmful objects such as knives out of reach, but when it comes to infirm or frail adults we don’t usually think of these simple measures. For those with disabilities or who are moving into old age, it’s often the case that a nursing home is the obvious care solution.
The entry is # 1 on most people’s agenda when they start to imagine getting in and out of their house. Almost everyone wants to Age in Place. Too many of us are forced to move, losing the comforts and familiarity of our home, because we cannot get in the door.
The Baldwin House is designed to promote aging-in-place and is an urban response to the otherwise suburban ranch-style house. Located in an “urban infill” project in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, it is a three-story house including the finished basement.
Ken Bryan owner of KBC, Inc. did the design and remodel of this bathroom to allow their client’s daughter, Katie, greater accessibility and privacy. Her